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Description of Rhododendron 'Cupcake'

R. 'Cupcake' 
Photo by: Don Wallace

Seed Parent x Pollen Parent: 

degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Medusa 

Predominant Flower Color: 


Flower / Truss Description: 

Flower widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across, open deep pink and age to light yellowish-pink with sparse red spotting. Held in lax trusses of 9 flowers. 



Bloom Time: 

Early Midseason 

Height (ft.) in 10 Yrs: 

Cold Hardiness Temperature: 

0F  (-18C)

Foliage Description / Plant Habit: 

Leaves narrowly oblong, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 3" long, glossy, dark yellowish-green above, yellow-green below with orange-yellow indumentum that aging to pale yellow. Leaves retained 3 years. Dense, spreading habit. 

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L): 



Registration Reference: 

ARS 943 

 Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on local climate and soil conditions.
Hardiness temperature is also an approximate guideline.

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